Nicholson Baker House of Holes

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House of Holes

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Visit the House of Holes, where the motto is PLEASURE FIRST, and discover a solution to every sexual problem, insight into every sexual intrigue, or play out your greatest sexual fantasy. Men can begin with a 'good, friendly penis scrub', take the magic sperm sniff test, or visit the Porndecahedron. Greedy women can visit the Hall of the Penises, shy women can order a partner with a 'voluntary head detachment', curious couples can investigate each other further with a 'cross crotchal interplasmic transfer'. But ladies, watch out for the Pearloiner, who might just steal from you what you cherish most ...

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Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He is the author of several novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and The Fermata, and four works of non fiction, U and I, The Size of Thoughts, Double Fold (winner of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award), and Human Smoke. He lives in Maine.

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Los Angles Times Summer 2011 Reading List The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2011 List New York Magazine "Anticipated Summer Book" "Hoo-boy, people, get ready for this book. It is going to be Talked About. There will be fistfights in the hallways of your local public library...It made me hoot out loud every other page or so, and on a few occasions my mouth actually, literally dropped open. Just get ready."-Sam Anderson, NYTimes.com "Even a galley of Nicholson Baker's new novel, 'House of Holes: A Book of Raunch' (due in Aug.), is hot enough to burn your fingers."-Dwight Garner, New York Times critic via Twitter "arguably [Baker's] most inventive [book]."-New York Observer "Baker returns to the eroticism of his earlier Vox and The Fermata but kicks it up about a dozen notches."-Kirkus "[U]nderneath the pornographic veneer of Baker's writing is an engaging commentary on society's distinction between sexual and aesthetic experience...Purposefully explicit and outlandish, Baker playfully critiques the modern, mechanical portrayal of sex with unrestrained erotic experience...this open expression of eroticism [is] refreshing and honest."-Library Journal

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